Brazil have won the inaugural IHF Four-a-Side Wheelchair Handball World Championship ©IHF

Brazil have been crowned champions of the inaugural International Handball Federation (IHF) Four-a-Side Wheelchair Handball World Championship.

They beat hosts Egypt 2-1 in the final at the Dr Hassan Moustafa Sports Hall.

While Egypt started the first set on a positive note by taking a 1-0 lead, Brazil fought back to win 8-3 thanks to Guilherme Lourenço and Anderson Ferreira.

In the second set, the home side showed grit and determination in eking out a crucial 7-6 win to send the game into a tie breaker.

But the South American giants proved why experience matters in the biggest stage by taking the game and the Championship with a 6-3 win.

The bronze medal match earlier in the day saw Slovenia beat Chile 2-0.

David Škorjanc was Slovenia’s best player of the night as they edged the first set 7-6 before recording a 6-2 victory in the second set to win the bronze medal.

Meanwhile, the Netherlands and India played out a thriller to finish fifth and sixth respectively.

The Europeans bagged the first set 7-5 before India fought back to make it 1-1 with a 10-3 victory in the second.

However, the Dutch triumphed 2-0 in the five-minute tie breaker to seal the match.